Snowy Hydro's 2014 trainees are from Cooma, Berridale and Jindabyne and they are taking their opportunity to gain valuable experience in a corporate environment for 12 months before moving onto tertiary study or their chosen career.
The traineeships are offered annually to local school leavers and they will complete Certificates III and IV in Business Administration at Cooma TAFE.
Chief executive Paul Broad recently welcomed the trainees and spoke of the opportunities available for trainees and apprentices at Snowy Hydro.
New trainee Brianna Kerr, said, "We didn't know what to expect from our first meeting with the CEO, we were all nervous to begin with but by the end we were at ease knowing that Paul is approachable and we were touched by his genuine interest in our personal and professional ambitions."
The apprentices, both from Tumut, have commenced a four year program of TAFE study and practical experience. During the program, they will have the opportunity work around the Snowy Scheme and learn from technical teams in Jindabyne, Khancoban, Talbingo and Cabramurra.
Mr Broad said, "It's great to have local students involved in the traineeship and apprenticeship programs at Snowy Hydro, we have a great team at Snowy Hydro and I am confident they will benefit greatly from their time with us."